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More Than 3-to-1 Against an Attack on Syria

Sep 5, 2013

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Huge Momentum Building in U.S. House of Representatives Against Military Intervention in Syria

More Than 3-to-1 Against an Attack on Syria

Huge Momentum Building in U.S. House of Representatives Against Military Intervention in Syria

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) Enormous momentum has built against U.S. military intervention in Syria. Four national news organizations that are currently tracking vote counts have reported that members of the U.S. House of Representatives are overwhelmingly against authorizing a war in Syria.

From ABC News: "After this week's full court press by the Obama administration, the president does not yet have the votes to authorize the military strike on Syria."

  • 199 Members Against Military Intervention [63 "No", 136 "Lean No"]
  • Only 45 Members For Military Intervention [20 "Yes", 25 "Lean Yes"]

From the Washington Post: "Already, scores of members of both parties have expressed skepticism about the administration"s cause for intervening in that country"s civil war, despite intelligence reports that say the Syrian regime used chemical weapons on its own people."

  • 178 Members Against Military Intervention [86 "No", 92 "Lean No"]
  • Only 19 Members For Military Intervention

From Fire Dog Lake: "House leadership tried to create the illusion of "momentum" yesterday…Nonetheless, the number of representatives coming out in opposition to the vote continue to dramatically outstrip those in favor."

  • 144 Members Against Military Intervention [48 "No", 96"Lean No"]
  • Only 58 Members For Military Intervention [28 "Yes", 30 "Lean Yes"]

From The Hill: "The White House faces a tough task in convincing a majority in the House and Senate to approve authorization for a military strike against Syria."

  • 89 Members Against Military Intervention ["No" and "Lean No" reported together]
  • Only 28 Members For Military Intervention ["Yes" and "Lean Yes" reported together]

"A huge, bi-partisan majority has recognized that a unilateral attack on Syria is not our responsibility, it won"t accomplish anything, it"s expensive, and it"s dangerous," said Rep. Alan Grayson, a leader of opponents against military intervention.

Congressman Alan Grayson represents Florida"s 9th Congressional District, which includes Osceola County, as well as parts of Orange and Polk counties. He previously served as the U.S. Representative for Florida's 8th Congressional District in the 111th Congress.

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